Spike protein is a toxin. Please stop trusting the experiment.

More research has been revealed over the last year about the odd blood clotting risks found with COVID-19 compared to SARS-1 which had been primarily a respiratory illness. Heart inflammation and shortness of breath has been occurring after receiving the spike mRNA injections in young people. The spike is also hook or velcro like in that it can cause cells to connect together and clump into clots – which may then cause a heart attack or brain stroke. Premature aging of mitochondria may be caused by the spike toxin, affecting cell health throughout the body and vascular system. Endothelial tissue is at risk, more so when vitamin D and C deficiency are present. It may also be reactivating ancient pieces of our own genes which encode precancerous type of protein.

The spike protein itself is too similar to a protein used in the human placenta. The spike protein may also be causing infertility in males ( 11, 12, 13) and females.

Experimenting with infertility in children on a massive scale seems like a big mistake – or a diabolical plan. If it is just a mistake we can stop now can’t we? If it is a profit oriented plan, then do we really want to risk chronic disease and infertility to support more profit for pharmaceutical companies? Is the goal pharmaceutical profit or health?

Watch this video, ON Point with Alex Pierson and guest Dr. Byram Bridle, a professor of viral immunology: New peer reviewed study on COVID-19 vaccines suggests why heart inflammation, blood clots and other dangerous side effects occur. (1)

The spike protein was thought to only interact with ACE2 receptors on cells by the vaccine research teams, (image-8), however it was found in blood plasma and in many organs of the body including the brain and ovaries. (7)

Comment by E Math on article (7) . image by (@HomoSapiensUSA1)

Menstrual symptoms of increased bleeding, even in post menopausal women have occurred in people who received the vaccine – and in people who did not but were around people who had. It has been measured in a small group study to be emitted starting at day one post injection, peaking at day 5, and lasting 15 to 29 days.

This video, Vaccine Shedding and Transfer – Dr. Lee Merritt Explains the COVID Bioweapon, goes into more detail about the spike protein as a bioweapon and gain of function genetic editing research – an interview with Dr. Lee Merritt, (4). “Passive vaccination” has been studied for use in wild animal populations – vaccinate a few and the few animals start producing a pheromone like protein that can pass to other animals and modify their health in some way too (5) – such as to cause infertility and extinction of an unwanted species.

*I will add a few more references about the health issues mentioned in the first paragraphs, but am posting the video link now.

Solutions from our diet – nutrients give our body weapons of defense and offense.

Pomegranate peel (2, 3) may help in addition to vitamin C, D, Bs, magnesium, selenium, iodine, zinc, manganese, boron, other trace minerals and polyphenols/phytonutrients. When we give our body more tools, it has better defensive and offensive abilities.

Just because something is expensive, experimental, promoted with free give-aways and celebrity endorsements, or mandated, doesn’t mean it is safe or effective, and just because something is inexpensive and natural doesn’t mean it is bad for you.

Capitalism has gone down a bad path.


Herd immunity was originally about herds of animals that got sick and developed natural memory cell immunity – if ~ 80% get sick then the rest are protected.

Herd immunity’ probably takes the prize for being the most misunderstood term of 2020. It is also widely misused to mean the willful culling of vulnerable people.” -Professor Sunetra Gupta, in a Collateral Global mini-lecture and essay on herd immunity (Video: Mini-lecture – Herd Immunity, 6)

There is a common message that adverse reactions from a vaccine are worth not getting sick from the infection – however if the vaccine is providing a toxin that causes similar symptoms as the infection – then are you really better off?

Adverse reactions to the various Covid-19 gene treatments and deaths have been significant and far more numerous than there have been for any other standard vaccine. (18, 19, 20, 21) The gene treatments are not the same as standard vaccines and preliminary animal studies showed extreme danger of death – 100% eventually. The animals tended to get more sick once they were infected after having first received an mRNA gene treatment.

The mRNA or DNA gene treatments may be causing the body’s immune system to ignore the pathogen, as if it was our own protein, rather than a pathogen’s – leading to no immune response to the infection and a severe case leading to death. (17) Flu or cold virus are also coronavirus. There may be increased risk if infected with other strains of coronavirus in addition to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The spike protein can inhibit our own cell’s protein production.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has several proteins that inhibit our own cell’s protein replication so the virus can be replicated instead. The spike protein is one of them.

“…coronavirus NSP1 proteins employ divergent mechanisms to suppress host protein expression (4). SARS-CoV NSP1 binds the small ribosomal subunit at the messenger RNA (mRNA) entry tunnel and inhibits mRNA translation (56). Similarly, ribosome interaction and translation inhibition activity have been reported recently for SARS-CoV-2 NSP1 (710). Moreover, SARS-CoV accessory protein ORF7a and structural proteins spike (S) and nucleocapsid (N) proteins have been shown to inhibit protein synthesis (1113). ” (9)

The bat virus was likely genetically engineered to also have the spike protein but attempt to make it look like a natural mutation, (of SARS 1, MERS, HIV & the bat virus – sounds unlikely to me).

There is new research being published claiming that the spike protein was a gain of function addition to a bat virus that was attempted to be made to look like a natural mutation. Scientists in China who have tried to speak out have disappeared/not been heard from further. (10) Is this true? I don’t know but people are being harmed and pausing at least seems sensible if the goal truly is health.

The spike protein itself can cause lung damage similar to COVID19.

The spike protein itself was found to cause lung damage similar to that seen in COVID19 from the viral infection. A version of the SARS-CoV2 spike protein was added to an otherwise empty viral carrier and symptoms of the illness occurred. (13)

In the new study, the researchers created a “pseudovirus” that was surrounded by SARS-CoV-2 classic crown of spike proteins, but did not contain any actual virus. Exposure to this pseudovirus resulted in damage to the lungs and arteries of an animal model–proving that the spike protein alone was enough to cause disease. Tissue samples showed inflammation in endothelial cells lining the pulmonary artery walls.” (13)

The spike protein also causes blood vessel damage – endo and epithelial tissue.

  • These soluble Spike variants may initiate severe side effects when binding to ACE2-expressing endothelial cells in blood vessels. In analogy to the thromboembolic events caused by Spike protein encoded by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, we termed the underlying disease mechanism. In analogy to the thromboembolic events caused by Spike protein encoded by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, we termed the underlying disease mechanism the “Vaccine-Induced Covid-19 Mimicry” syndrome (VIC19M syndrome).
  • Discussion section
  • In patients that exhibit a high load of auto-antibodies against PF4, this may cause the observed thrombocytopenia (Fig. 1D, left side).
  • These ACE-bound Spike protein variants will become targets of the newly produced [anti-spike] antibodies and will cause an ADCC/CDC-mediated inflammatory reaction involving several immune cells. It may also cause the already described NET reaction of neutrophils which has already been shown to induce thromboembolic events (19–21).
  • It also may cause a strong inflammatory reaction by destroying endothelial cells at those sites, explaining the phenomenon of the rarely observed capillary leak syndrome (Clarkson-disease; 22)” (14)

Pomegranate peel catechins help inhibit NET formation. (2) Vitamin C, and D, (15), are also very important for blood vessel membrane formation. (Vitamin C & IL-6 – Covid posts)

Vit C is essential for innate & adaptive immune system. It also plays an essential role in maintaining the epithelial & endothelial barrier function, maintains vasodilation & reduces the production of pro inflammatory mediators [46]. def Vit C > poor wound healing & scurvy [47].” (16)

Glycine is also used in quantity in the formation of collagen, which means glyphosate residue may be a problem for some patients, or many even. Biofuel made with Roundup crop biomass has been found to release glyphosate into the air. Ironically we stop using leaded gasoline only to switch to glyphosate contaminated fuel. (glyphosate & Covid posts)

ACE2 receptors are found throughout the body with more in some types of tissue or organs. (22) The organ locations with more ACE2 receptors would be at more risk for tissue damage from a COVID19 infection.

Organ, tissue, and cell types where more ACE2 receptors tend to be located. (22)

Thread by @Parsifaler, Walter M Chestnut (11)


Mitochondria are damaged by the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2. Male infertility is caused by mitochondrial damage. Interestingly, since mtDNA is not in the nucleus, it is not considered to be germinal.

It is very likely that the protein of SARS-CoV-2 is causing male infertility in an unknown number of individuals. This is of utmost urgency as children are now being injected with spike protein therapeutics. These must be immediately stopped until studies can be done to determine the effect of the spike protein on male infertility.

They showed that the spike protein damaged the cells by binding ACE2. This binding disrupted ACE2’s molecular signaling to mitochondria (organelles that generate energy for cells), causing the mitochondria to become damaged and fragmented.

Thus, our in vivo study using mito-mice directly demonstrates that normal mitochondrial respiration is required for mammalian spermatogenesis, and its defects resulting from accumulated mutant mtDNAs cause male infertility.” (12)

Please read the referenced papers. (12, 13) – Walter M Chestnut @Parsifaler, (11)

Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.

Reference List

  1. ON Point with Alex Pierson,  New peer reviewed study on COVID-19 vaccines suggests why heart inflammation, blood clots and other dangerous side effects occur. omny.fm, https://omny.fm/shows/on-point-with-alex-pierson/new-peer-reviewed-study-on-covid-19-vaccines-sugge/embed?source=twitter&size=square&style=cover
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Phospholipid and fertility for men and women

Fertility for both men and women is also effected by having adequate but not too much cannabinoids/phospholipid. Most of the cannabinoid group of molecules do not cause euphoria as does THC, the cannabinoid that medical marijuana is known for containing. The cannabinoid that is most common within the body is more similar to the non-euphoria causing cannabinoid known by the initials CBD.

Political reasons may be the reason that medical research is being prevented by the Schedule 1 status of the marijuana /cannabis plant. Many medical advocacy groups have recommended that the plant be taken off the Scheduled list or have it changed to a lower rating that indicates medical benefit.

So a change in political environment seems necessary before the goal to help save the human race from extinction can be addressed directly with research into improving both the diet and nutrient guidelines for all age groups and address increasing infertility rates. Currently medical professionals can’t really study or recommend cannabinoids for healthcare purposes due to the Federal designation of Schedule 1 controlled substance.

Additional note: The question of legalizing marijuana is seperate from changing the Schedule from I to III. Simply changing the rating would free academic and medical research teams or businesses to work with non-euphoria producing cannabinoids or the effect of dietary sources of phospholipids on the endogenous cannabinoid systems of the body and their effect on promoting health in certain types of chronic illness or substance abuse or binge eating disorders. Ironically a synthetic version of the euphoria producing cannabinoid known as THC is already considered a Schedule III drug (accessdata.fda.gov/Marinol/dronabinol.pdf) – with medical benefits – while the plant that contains a range of cannabinoids and terpenes that all have medical benefits is rated Schedule I – with no medical benefits.

It is past time for politics to get out of the way of health care research.

Disclosure: This information is being provided for the purpose of education within the guidelines of Fair Use. While I am a Registered Dietitian, the information is not intended to be used for the purpose of individualized healthcare guidance. Please seek an individual healthcare professional for the purpose of individualized healthcare guidance.

Medical marijuana is not the same as an addiction

The need for medical marijuana may be a daily need like any other medication and physical or mental withdrawal symptoms may occur when it is not available just like many other medication.

There can be genetic reasons that someone may need an external source of phospholipids or cannabinoids from food sources throughout their lives for best health or the need may arise during an illness or later in life due to changes associated with aging. The cannabinoid system is involved with many other functions of the body so symptoms can be diverse when there is a lack and cravings for something may occur which may be interpreted incorrectly and other substances may be overused in addictive ways. Overeating food, use of alcohol, nicotine and heroin/opiates products may all be problems that occur with an underlying dysfunction in the person’s ability to make cannabinoids internally the way people of normal physiology are capable. I discuss this topic in more detail and include some legal food sources that are naturally better sources of cannabinoids or phospholipids in an section I wrote for my newer website https://effectivecare.info/addiction-or-starvation%3F

which is also copied onto this site with a few additional details about the salad recipe: Is it Addiction or Starvation?

While I am past the age of having babies, and entered grand parent age the need to reschedule marijuana for the purpose of research may be important for the fertility of younger women and men. The cannabinoid system is essential for both female and male fertility, in a U-shape need – too little or too much can be problems. Overuse of medical or recreational marijuana could interfere with fertility but an underlying deficiency could also be a cause of infertility in either gender.

Infertility problems can be caused by a problem with cannabinoid receptors or an excess or inadequate supply of cannabinoids. Research in the cannabinoid system and its effects on physiology beyond toxicity and addiction are limited due to the federal listing of the cannabis/marijuana plant as a Schedule 1 substance, something considered to have no medical value. However the listing is in error and a number of medical officials and organizations have recommended changing the federal listing. An overview of the research that is available on the cannabinoid system’s role in female and male fertility and reproduction is available here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4034092/

The system is involved in the fertilized egg successfully implanting in the woman’s uterus and the cannabinoid system is involved in the male reproductive system in a few ways including the motility of the sperm – are they able to effectively get to where they need to go? A variety of cannabinoids exist and some also have effects on hormonal controls that occur within the brain that effect male reproductive health. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4651943/

The balance of cannabinoids is critical and too much use of an external source such as medical marijuana is linked to male infertility, however again a U shape need exists. Some is necessary, too much or too little is a problem.

Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.  

Caring about others may mean caring about our food supply too

I care about others and that is why I worked in a very demanding job for a reasonable but not large salary for my profession and credentials, and why I shared health information online after resigning my demanding job. Good news I thought, about health being obtainable with some attention to neglected nutrients, however it was met with more difficulty than I expected or could ever have imagined, but also with an outpouring of love and support, that was more than I could ever have imagined. I realized that we are a very divided nation, and so I’ve continued to try to share the good news that health can be obtained – with a lot of effort and a very restricted diet in the current food climate.

Whether standard or “health” foods our modern food supply has too many negative chemicals and not as many nutrients as food would have contained prior to about 1950-1985. Modern humans are no longer built out of the same ingredients that we once were. Toxins have been found in most people and types of body fluids that have been sampled in some areas/some research. Many things are not tested for however and that lack of testing is not shared.

In 1983 there was concern that the rate of infertility in women of childbearing age had increased significantly from 6% to 9%. A type of birth control that was used at the time was thought to have been involved in the increased rate. http://www.nytimes.com/1983/02/10/garden/infertility-increases-in-young-women.html

Today 12% of women aged 15-44 (the range considered of childbearing age) have sought fertility services – 7.3 million women. Of the 15-44 year old group of women 6.7% are considered infertile and 12.1% are considered to have impaired fecundity (–> dictionary “fecundity” ~ the ability of females to produce great numbers of offspring – or ideas – or for the planet’s level of fruitfulness and fertility). https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/infertility.htm

The average rate of childbirth has dropped fairly rapidly and in most areas of the U.S.. Other nations are also seeing a reduction in childbirth rates and have had some success with changes in policy to be more supportive of childbearing but even those have had limited success in increasing average rate of childbirth. https://medium.com/migration-issues/the-great-baby-bust-of-2017-2f63907402fc

Pesticide residue in produce has been linked to a reduced likelihood of becoming pregnant when using fertility treatments and a 26% lower liklihood of delivering a live birth. The study compared women who ate 2 to 6 servings of commercially grown produce with low pesticide residue produce. Increased risk was associated with increasing number of servings of the commercially grown produce. Organic produce may be a safer source of nutrients for prenatal health. https://www.medpagetoday.com/endocrinology/infertility/68977

An overview of a theory regarding glyphosate, is available here: https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/environmental-toxins/glyphosate-in-collagen/. Glyphosate is an artificially produced amino acid analogue that is being used as an herbicide on many crops. It is chemically so similar to the amino acid glycine that it may be incorporated directly into protein structures in plants, animals and humans.

I share information because I’m concerned about individual and planetary fecundity. As a health professional I trusted that my recommendations were based on adequate research, however once I resigned and I had more time to look into the background information I was very dismayed to find out that much of the nutrient guidelines are based on very old research or research that seems skewed by corporate or political goals or lack of common sense. Medical research in the for-profit industry is skewed towards finding a way to hijack a step in physiology and substitute a pharmaceutical medication that modifies a symptom or lab test slightly more than a placebo.

The worse news is that the placebo isn’t necessarily no treatment but may be a comparison of the ingredients of the test substance that are considered inert/inactive, however they may not be safe either. A better comparison would be the test substance or treatment compared to no treatment or just whatever dietary and lifestyle recommendations that are part of the standard treatment for the experimental condition.

Roundup is an herbicide that contains glyphosate but it also contains other ingredients that are considered inactive/inert and safety tests are primarily only done and only required to have been performed on the glyphosate. Studies have not been required to continue for an entire animal’s lifespan in the U.S. or for a few generations. I recently learned that generational research was performed elsewhere.

“A Russian study found that feeding hamsters GMO soy resulted in complete sterility after 2 or 3 generations.”  page 35 http://farmwars.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Glyphosate-Destructor-of-Human-Health-and-Biodiversity-2.pdf

The combination of the ingredients in Roundup may be even more harmful than the glyphosate alone and may particularly affect aquatic species, particularly amphibians. http://stopthespraybc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Literature-Review-of-Impacts-of-Glyphosate-Herbicide1.pdf

The rate of infertility and spontaneous abortions has increased in a variety of animal species in the wild and raised domestically for the food industry. A new infectious pathogen has also been identified that is more prevalent in animals raised with more Roundup Ready GMO foods in their diet. “The pathogen is also found in the fungal causative agent of SDS (Fusarium solani fsp glycines).”  http://farmandranchfreedom.org/letter-dr-huber-roundup-animal-miscarriage-infertility/ However that research claim has not been followed up by more substantiated work in peer reviewed journals. He mentions a specific pathogen that includes the word glycines – more recent research suggests a risk that glyphosate is being incorporated into proteins in place of glycine. That is a wild card scenario that nature never experienced in such quantity. We as humans are unlikely to have any idea what differences might occur in a pathogen that is formed with glyphosate in the place of glycine within proteins.

Tests to detect the DNA of a pathogen based on it containing glycine might not detect the pathogen if it is present but made with glyphosate in the place of glycine. The following article discusses testing for the presence of the Fusarium solani fsp glycines pathogen and failing to do so when preliminary tests suggesting that it would be found were positive. See the discussion section regarding the PCR assay that was developed for the study: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-3059.2003.00797.x/full

In later articles online that aim to disprove his (unpublished in peer reviewed journals) work he is asked about genetic sequencing of the organism that was discovered and he didn’t provide samples and said it didn’t have DNA and was more like a prion (a protein that can replicate like a virus but which contains no nucleus with DNA). https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2014/10/13/robyn-obrien-defends-anti-gmo-crusader-don-huber-whistleblower-or-crank/#.VDvzVVfLnVk.google_plusone_share

Prions are an infectious protein that does not contain DNA or RNA but which can infect humans and animals and be replicated by the infected cells. Brain damage can be a long term result that causes physical symptoms of loss of muscle control. An active section of the prion does contain several molecules of glycine. https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/recent-research-advances-in-the-glycinexxxglycine-motif-of-mammalian-prion-proteins-2167-0501.1000e151.php?aid=24132 So in an environment/food supply where glycine was in limited supply and glyphosate was prevalent it is possible that prions might occur that are different in structure and activity because they were built with the similarly shaped molecules of glyphosate instead of glycine.

An earlier concern about unknown prion production from the GMO process as a long term potential human health hazard was expressed by a scientist who actually was working with Monsanto during development phases and who quit because of ethical concerns. http://responsibletechnology.org/allfraud/monsanto-whistleblower-says-genetically-engineered-crops-may-cause-disease/

If pathogens exist that are actually other types of pathogens but which were formed with glyphosate instead of glycine, we don’t know what they might be capable of doing because they would be brand new. Canadian research suggested there is an increased risk for Fusarium infection in glyphosate crops.  https://www.organicconsumers.org/old_articles/ge/monsanto121503.php

If we impair the base of the food chain than all species who eat those smaller species will also be at risk of lack of food if not also being at risk of impaired health and fecundity due to the toxins in the environment. If we raise our domesticated animals who are used directly for human food on crops that contain increased amounts of a toxin than we are also increasing our own intake of the potential toxin.

Humans are intelligent but are we also wise?

/Guidance that might be helpful to avoid negative effects of glyphosate – supplemental vitamin D3, coQ10, and trace minerals may help and bathing or soaking in magnesium sulfate salt (Epsom salt) for about 20 minutes every few days. The skin’s ability to make bioactive sulfate and vitamin D may be impaired by glyphosate. To avoid the glyphosate itself – choose as much organically grown ingredients as you can afford. Organic foods used in dietary change research has shown a reduction in the body’s load of toxins before the dietary switch was made. – a summary, use at your own risk as the standard recommendation is that standard food is fine for promoting health for everyone.

/Disclosure: This information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes./